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Carlo Scuba

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Playa Las Gatas, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
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The Best Dive Shop in Ixtapa – Zihuatanejo

I did a couple of 2 tank dives with Carlos Scuba last week and found them to be one of the most... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Bill A
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Vancouver, Canada
Great, flexible little dive shop!

I contacted Carlos Scuba via email about 1 week to my arrival and organized everything via email... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Prairiebackpacker
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Regina, Canada
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Carlo Scuba is a 3 generation PADI dive center located on playa las Gatas since 1962.PADI instruction is offered from beeginners to instructor courses,as well as many specialties like photography,deep diver,underwater navigator,night diver,nitrox diver,multilevel diver and more.Carlo scuba is the only facility with NITROX in ixtapa-zihuatanejo.Our PADI discover scuba program is the best option to learn to dive in 3 hours.We also offer great food at Chez Camille's Restaurant and other water activities like snorkel tours,kayaks and fishing trips.Come and enjoy the fun and safety CARLO SCUBA has offered for almost 50 years!!
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Playa Las Gatas, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I did a couple of 2 tank dives with Carlos Scuba last week and found them to be one of the most professional and safety conscious dive operators I have ever experienced anywhere in the world. I contacted Thierry the owner by email a few...More

Thank Bill A
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I contacted Carlos Scuba via email about 1 week to my arrival and organized everything via email. It was quick and easy and Thierry was very flexible with scheduling which was very convenient! On the dives we saw lots of different fish, rays and sea...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Contacted Carlo Scuba to the email on their website and since then Thierry was always on top of helping us organize a great 2 tank trip. It was 3 divers in the boat and everything went smooth and as expected. We had 2 safe dives...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Thierry is a very helpful and nice guy. You can always rely on him and he always helps you wherever he can... He is very passioned about what he is doing and knows a lot about diving. You feel welcomed right from the beginning... Such...More

2  Thank Ken B
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

All I had to do was phone Carlo Scuba from my hotel to make a booking, and show up at the dock in Zihua at the arranged time (it's easy to get there via taxi or bus). They took care of everything, including transport from...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

My husband and 2 kids took their 4 open dives here. Thierry the owner of Carlo Scuba was excellent in communicating with me before we got to Ixtapa. Always responded to my emails and answered all questions. The instructor my family had was Jessica and...More

1  Thank LAWASW
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Been diving with Thierry for quite a few years now and it's always the best. This time around he had a new dive master take us out and the experience was just as great. We were picked up at the dock in the main part...More

1  Thank Quique02
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Today had an excellent 2 tank dive with Jessica and Salvador. Equipment and their dive skills and knowledge of area excellent. Great service attitude. They really make an extra effort to insure that you have a good experience.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

My kids did their scuba diver certification and I was impressed with the professional but fun atmosphere at Carlos Scuba. They accommodated our large group with some scuba divers and some snorkelers and everyone had a great time. We also did a snorkelling trip to...More

1  Thank Melanie M
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We dove with Carlo Scuba in November 2016. Thierry and his staff were amazing. Thierry let us know upfront that the conditions and visibility weren't the best on the day we were going out and went over some options with us. We did 2 dives,...More

1  Thank Kim R
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Tim3144
25 February 2016|
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Response from Georgina R | Reviewed this property |
If you are certified and your certification is up to date yes. If not speak to Thierry Durand at Carlos Scuba, Las Gatas beach and see what he says. He has the best dive operation there.
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sunnymilw
2 November 2015|
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Response from ghotai | Reviewed this property |
They have snorkeling equipment at the shop, and also accommodate snorkelers on their dive trips.
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scubapatty01
25 January 2015|
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Response from ceedee3 | Reviewed this property |
Where you are staying doesn't matter - so email him or call and he will make arrangements. You'll need to take a cab to the main pier in Zihua and he will pick you up there - You will enjoy diving with him!
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